Medical Colleges In Odisha To Reopen From Dec 1; Guidelines For Schools/Colleges Here
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday said that all medical colleges in the state will reopen from December 1.
“Medical College Authorities shall follow all the SOP /guidelines with respect to social distancing and prevention of the spread of epidemic issued by Central/ State Government, scrupulously,” the December guidelines issued by the Office of Special Relief Commissioner said on Monday.
However, all academic/technical/skill development institutions will remain closed till December 31 or till such date as decided by the Departments concerned, the order added.
“The School and Mass Education department is authorised to take appropriate decision with regard to the date of re-opening of schools under its control/ superintendence/ supervision in respect of classes from Class IX and XII in a graded manner in consultation with relevant stakeholders and issue necessary guidelines/SOP,” it said.
Similarly, the Department of Higher Education is authorised to take appropriate decision with regard to the date of re-opening of colleges/higher education institutions under its control/superintendence/supervision in consultation with the relevant stakeholders and by following the guidelines/ SOP issued by guidelines UGC /AICTE / Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
The Department of Skill Development and Technical Education Department may take appropriate decision with regard to the date of re-opening of Engineering Colleges and other Technical Education/ Skill Development Institutions under its control/ superintendence/ supervision in consultation in a graded manner in consultation with relevant stakeholders and issue necessary guidelines/SOP, it added.
Notwithstanding closure of Academic/ Technical / Skill Development Institutions, the followings will be permitted:
All Anganwadi centres will also remain dosed till the end of December and the arrangement for supply of ration to the beneficiaries will continue.